Uncover hidden tea leaf meanings

A lash refers to the act of striking someone with a stick or a whip.

Or alternatively, this may be seen as an eyelash in your teacup.

As a symbol, a lash represents punishment. If you happen to see a lash in your teacup, it suggests that someone you know will receive punishment for what they have done. Pay time is now upon them. In life, nothing goes unpunished! Their laziness is now about to be rewarded with a punishment.

Please note: this is based on an old tealeaf dictionary: post-1930s. We don't tend to use lashes in this day and age. However, lashes were rather popular in the past.

Detailed meaning of the lash tea leaf symbol

Top of teacup: when you see a lash on top of the teacup it suggests that pay time is now. They will have to learn from past mistakes and avoid them in the future.

Middle of cup: a lash at the middle of the teacup denotes that you will have to work harder to avoid receiving the punishment. You have time to improve on how others will perceive you. It is important to take your time to work on what matters in your life.

This will enable you to progress and avoid many negative situations. If you are not sure on how to go about it, ask others in your circle how they went about their daily routines successfully without encountering resistance and failure. Once you establish this, you can then work according to a plan and achieve better results to avoid failure.

Bottom of teacup: when you see a lash at the bottom of the teacup, it suggests that you are well organized in life. This is great as it results in success in your goals. You have achieved most of your goals and this has made it possible for you to prosper.

You have a strong background academically or practically. You cannot be broken in life. There is also focus on the possible interference of others. You are deep rooted to your course and this is why failure and punishment are not your destiny. You have to remain focused and nothing negative will befall you.

Scattered in the teacup: when you see scattered lashes in your teacup (more than one) it denotes that someone close to you (that has done you harm) will be punished from all corners, and this person has made you stagnate in terms of development.

This was brought about by a laxity to work hard on the ideas which came their way. Others took advantage of laziness. You need to wake up and start taking things seriously in order to protect yourself against this person.


This is a mixed interpretation if the lash is seen within your teacup. It can indicate possible laziness of somebody you know or alternatively it indicates that you need to wake up and act differently within the situation.

By Florance Saul
Apr 1, 2013